Book Review: Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone

  • Review: Time Between Us
  • Series: –
  • Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
  • No of Pages: 384 (Not enough!!!)
  • Publication: October 9th 2012 by Hyperion


Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett’s unique ability to travel through time and space brings him into Anna’s life, and with him, a new world of adventure and possibility.

As their relationship deepens, they face the reality that time might knock Bennett back where he belongs, even as a devastating crisis throws everything they believe into question. Against a ticking clock, Anna and Bennett are forced to ask themselves how far they can push the bounds of fate—and what consequences they can bear in order to stay together.

Fresh, exciting, and deeply romantic, TIME BETWEEN US is a stunning and spellbinding debut from an extraordinary new talent in YA fiction.

My thoughts:

Just as I was starting to think I didn’t like YA as much as I truly thought, Tamara Ireland Stone pulls a fast one on me! This books was phenomenal! I mean seriously, take your breath away, why ohhhh why are there only 384 pages in this when there should be like 600!?!!

This starts off very curious and just like Anna is doing a trip in Wonderland, it gets curiouser and curiouser by the minute. Ohhh but the intrigue was fascinating. I was sitting with bated breath wanting to know WHAT was going to happen!!? I mean the plot was pretty straight forward, to the point where I called the major issue that happens a little more than halfway through the book, but it’s what happens after that that makes this book fascinating. Well before and after that, actually.

I have to say the characters are delicious. I understand and feel the love, pain, stress and happiness as they all go through it. This is a book where you look up and realize, oh hey, I actually have a life, and oh my god, wait I don’t have the ability to time travel nor the boyfriend to time travel with!? What!!? It’s that much fun! And the characters are that great.

My favorite was definitely Emma, although I may be a bit biased because my niece’s name is Emma and Emma is also from England (the Emma in the book, not my Emma lol) and to top it all off she loves rock n roll. A lot of this was in the 90’s so it also sort of took me back in time as they go through their cd’s and listen to the exact music that I loved during that time. It was kind of surreal!

But Anna is a fabulous character, I love, love, love her and her choices. She is such a real person, a real teen that is going through, yes REAL stuff. It’s important to remember that even though this is her fairytale it’s also life but Tamara puts us through such a unique reality that I just never wanted it to end. Seriously. It was great!

The downside to this book, the end. That it did end. But the ending was great and I kept the tears from streaming down my face so my hubby didn’t laugh at me for being so despondent over a book! This is such a great ya book, maybe I changed my mind. We’ll have to wait and see…

What do you guys think about the YA genre? Any other great books that I need to get my hands on?

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I have to thank the author and Southern Book Bloggers for allowing me to read this fantastic book. In no way was I paid for this gushing review. I simply loved this book!

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